Unscripted Television: reality TV shows, documentary series, feature length docs — that’s what we make at our Film and Television Production Company Joke Productions, Inc.
And we want to work with you. That’s what the Producing Unscripted podcast is all about.
Make Reality TV Shows and Documentary Series: Where to Start?
We created this blog and podcast just for you, and it will answer all your questions. Every two weeks or so we’ll deliver episodes to help you:
- Understand unscripted television and how to work in it
- Find great potential reality tv shows and documentary series
- Develop your ideas into sellable pitches
- Team up with us
That’s right, we said “team up with us.”
Come Make Unscripted Television With Us
Whether you want to make reality TV shows or bring your passion for documentaries to world-wide audiences through the medium of television, we are willing to hear your pitches.
If we feel a connection to your material, and you’re excited about working with us, we’ll develop the idea with you into a sellable project, do our best to get it on TV, and get you a legitimate producing credit and paycheck in the process.
If we can’t be helpful, or don’t think a project can sell, we’ll tell you that, too.
And no, we don’t charge a fee for this. We’re film and TV producers, not consultants or a paid service.
Just two people who love what we do, looking for great projects from talented people like you.
Skeptical? Keep reading or skip to the Who The Heck Are We? section below.
How to Pitch Shows to Us
Two steps to get started:
Step 1: Get the Joke and Biagio Newsletter
- turn your ideas into unscripted films and television shows
- improve your filmmaking skills
- give you confidence to rock hollywood meetings
Step 2: Listen to Producing Unscripted and Read this Blog
Not only is our newsletter packed with real-world secrets to help you quickly:
You’ll also receive instructions on how to pitch your shows to us:
We’ll update this blog and put out new podcasts as often as we can. Yes, we’re off making film and TV shows, and sometimes it may take us a bit longer to give you all the juicy info we want to share. So make sure you’re getting the newsletter, and we’ll make sure you have all the latest.
Wait — Who the Heck are Joke and Biagio again?
Glad you asked. We make film and television, specializing in unscripted projects like documentary series and reality TV shows, and we’ve been at this for over a decade.
We started out shooting, editing, creating graphics, and onlining our own projects — a crew of two — and eventually made our way into the world of unscripted TV and Film.
We’ve now produced and delivered TV series, specials, and pilots for just about every TV network out there. You can see a list of some of our shows and promos on our Joke Productions Projects page, and read the shocking true story of how we got together by visiting this blog post entitled Joke and Biagio: The Shocking True Story.
Because we’re “third party approved” (networks trust us to deliver TV shows) we have a 7000 square foot facility located near Universal Studios in Los Angeles. All of our TV shows are edited, on-lined, and delivered from there (you can see a few shots of our office in the video on the front page of Producing Unscripted.)
Is This Legit?
For those among you who would like some external sources that verify what we do, feel free to check out any of the articles on the Joke Productions Press Page, from places like The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Check the press releases for our names, Joke Fincioen, Biagio Messina, and our company, Joke Productions, Inc.
– James Gunn, directorGuardians of the Galaxy, Super, Slither
Yes, Joke’s name is really Joke. Blame it on her parents. And for those the right age to remember, Biagio played “Marc Cram” on Nickelodeon’s Kenan and Kel.
We love what we do — travelling the world capturing real stories from incredible people. And we’re always looking for talented individuals who love to tell real stories, that’s why we’re reaching out to you through this podcast and blog!
Hope we get to work together soon. Start here.
Joke and Biagio
PS — Oh, yeah, we’re married — to each other. Biagio knows he lucked out.